H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts S.p.A to manage DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste
TRIESTE, Italy - H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A., one of the largest independent players in the Italian hospitality industry, has signed an agreement to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste. The hotel will be located in Piazza della Repubblica and housed in the historic former headquarters of the Ras Insurance Company, now owned by Allianz Italia.
H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A. is leasing the building from Allianz Italia and has signed a franchising agreement with Hilton. It joins more than 25 Hilton properties trading or in development in Italy, and will be the first Hilton property in Trieste.
Renovation and conservation works have begun and opening is scheduled for early 2019.
A significant renovation, interior restoration and transformation project, it will be directed by design studio CaberlonCaroppi. With plans that reflect the character of Trieste - a haven for ships and a vibrant cultural city - the historic space will be redefined and include the Fountain of Lions made by the sculptor Gianni Marin, showcase rationalist architecture and will boast panoramic elevators and innovative furniture design.
Luca Boccato, CEO of H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A. said: "This will be the second property which H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.A. will manage through a franchise agreement with Hilton, and is an important milestone in the growth of this partnership.
From the very beginning, we were enthusiastic about the lease proposal and immediately we put great passion in this project. The shared passion for this building has been a key factor for Allianz Italia to giving it back to the city, and for CaberlonCaroppi to design the new rooms and the communal areas.
For our group, that counts today 11 properties in the North of Italy, "Welcome to our passion" is not only a slogan for us. We will bring this style and flare to DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste."
"Trieste, capital of the Friuli Venezia-Giulia region, is a flourishing hub for business and leisure travellers alike. It is also the most important sea port in Italy", said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President of Development, EMEA at Hilton. "Hilton will be one of the only international hotel groups with a presence in the city. This signing is an important milestone in Hilton's expansion in Italy."
The CBRE Hotel Deparment, led by Francesco Calia, advised Allianz Italia on research and operator selection.
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ABOUT HNH HOTELS & RESORTS S.P.A
The H.n.H. Hotel group was founded in 1999 as a result of the entrepreneurial intuition and the solid hospitality management experience of Loris Boccato Over the years, H.n.H. underwent a steady and measured growth by combining a family-run business with a financial and economic vision, gaining a foothold in the Hotel Development and Management industry and becoming, by turnover and number of rooms, one of Italy's leading independent hospitality operators in the 4- and 5-star hotel segment with a total of 11 properties, 7 of which cater to business travelers, with the remaining four falling into the leisure segment. A young and innovative group, in 2016 H.n.H. reported over € 32.42 million in total revenues, a 16% increase compared to 2015, reaching over 1,100 rooms and employing over 340 people. A passion for hospitality, the constant search for innovation coupled with economic efficiency and the continuous improvement in the quality of services offered to guests are the driving force behind the Group's management and development choices. In February 2017, Siparex - a private equity manager operating in France, Italy and Spain - invested 8.5 million Euros in H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts thus providing new financial resources for growth and development at national level. www.hnh.it
ABOUT CABERLONCAROPPI ITALIAN TOUCH ARCHITECTS
Founded in 2004, the associated firm CaberlonCaroppi Italian Touch Architects has the objective to combine and share the different experiences to elaborate new hospitality concepts. The firm acts as a consultant for hotellerie operators, service companies in the tourism real estate industry and private clients. It also the design and planning for prestigious international hotellerie brands: Intercontinental (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo), Hilton (Double Tree, Garden Inn), Starwood (Four Points), Carlson Reizton Hotels Group (Radisson Blu), Marriott (Courtyard by Marriott), Ora Hotel, NH, Italiana Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Chik Chik Hotels. www.caberloncaroppi.com
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
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